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Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Whats it like cornering? must feel really lazy...

Whats it like cornering?
must feel really lazy in to corners, the r65 track bike i built has a 15cm longer r1150 swingarm, but i reduced the fork trail by 3cm's and it's a twitchy little sod, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
err kind of!!! that bobber look bonkers,...

err kind of!!!

that bobber look bonkers, proper madmax!
The tank must have taken some work.

any project is a good project!!
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
I made them all from the keihins, cut at the...

I made them all from the keihins, cut at the first seam weld and lopped the nose off to merge the two together, was a relatively simple job.

Bikes looking good, are you making the tank?

Elliott
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Cheers, i was thinking of leaving them until the...

Cheers, i was thinking of leaving them until the build is 99% ready
At the minute standing position feel fine, but the seated position feels a little cramped, but it is siting on the rails!

All...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
I've looked at raising the engine and am in two...

I've looked at raising the engine and am in two minds about it.
nows the time for me to do it whilst the welding jobs are stacking up though.

I only mean lower them a little from where i've put...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
I wanted to run exhaust similar to the original...

I wanted to run exhaust similar to the original bike, i did think about the megaphone style but they're so loud i decided to chop down some keihins keeping the internal baffle and end plates.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
now then cracked on with the foot pegs,...

now then

cracked on with the foot pegs, though think the pegs may be a little high but won't know till i make the seat.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Now then Cheers, the forks are from an XR650...

Now then

Cheers, the forks are from an XR650 at 43mm stantions i'm not too sure how they'll ride but if not i've a pair of WP's to go in it, but i like the forks as they are now.

I'm not sure...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
To be fair I don't mind the input on the thread...

To be fair I don't mind the input on the thread as there are bits of information I can learn from and use on the next project, a forum is for people to express an opinion on a world wide stage,...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Our kids called Jake! Sounds great, you...

Our kids called Jake!

Sounds great, you still got your r80gs version?
I'm planning on racing the r65 in the ATRC but would welcome some people to race with, especially another airhead!
I usually...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Now then Cheers for the offer, if you find...

Now then

Cheers for the offer, if you find your self near leeds, give us a shout and i'll get the kettle on.

Just skimmed through your thread, interesting build, have left it in bookmarks for a...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
So do i make the subframe from an I-beam now or a...

So do i make the subframe from an I-beam now or a deck of cards?

I'll ensure to test the structure of the bike by riding it in to a shear wall and measuring any flex of the subframe, and wall,...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Subframe build and twinshocks fitting ...

Subframe build and twinshocks fitting

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb399/ellmud/Dakar/6A6FDA09-A011-42B9-B7CC-774BD96D1F12_zpsbitrkcbo.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb399/ellmud/D...

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb399/ellmud/Dakar/4C3CB68E-67D5-4343-94C3-D9A7E90AF6ED_zpsqei6mj48.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
Now then I'll add more info over time. ...

Now then

I'll add more info over time.

This bike is my Mongolia bike, i've had a dream to visit the place for years so i'm building the bike i want to go there on.

for the next few years of...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,162
Posted By gs-ell
R65 Dakar inspired build

Now then

I've decided to build a 'daily' runner/ trail bike.
For some reason of all the bikes i've ridden i always regard the R65 as one of the best engines from the bunch.

For years i've...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 370,282
Posted By gs-ell
Decided to start a Dakar inspired build Gone...

Decided to start a Dakar inspired build

Gone with XR600 forks and Ohlins 18" rear suspension.
It's a tall bike, and by the looks of it i may end up tilting the engine slightly for prop shaft...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 32,035
Posted By gs-ell
Adrian Coming on well, look forward to...

Adrian

Coming on well, look forward to seeing the progression

Regards

Elliott
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 32,035
Posted By gs-ell
The Wheels are from an 1150rs, gave me a 160 rear...

The Wheels are from an 1150rs, gave me a 160 rear tyre.
PM me your email i'll forward you the pics of the swingarm mount.

All the best
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 32,035
Posted By gs-ell
Adrian The disc on the right is where we cut...

Adrian

The disc on the right is where we cut the frame to centre the rear wheel, also allows for a full range of movement for the swingarm.
We needed to move the swingarm 20mm to the right to...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Looking good in white mate, definately go with...

Looking good in white mate, definately go with the M-sport colours,
I'm planning to for superbeemer, can think of paint now it's test ridden!!!


Where did you get the brace bars from?...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
As far as i understood it, the phase is the angle...

As far as i understood it, the phase is the angle of separation between the lobes that allows you to alter the angles of valve lift and timing from TDC, but as i'm at work i'm not too sure now...
...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Supershaft, In my road going r65 i run the...

Supershaft,

In my road going r65 i run the r100 cam, it has a wider phase on the cam so gives more torque low down, and slightly increased the acceleration of the bike.
I use the r65 as you can...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Voltaire I don't suppose you'll know the...

Voltaire

I don't suppose you'll know the difference in stock cam phase between the R65 and R100 would you?
I know the r100 has a different phase i just can't find the numbers!!

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
My biggest gripe was 'on track' at about 100mph...

My biggest gripe was 'on track' at about 100mph the bike massively bogs down, to the point it feels like it needs to be put on reserve.
I'll be pratting about with different mainjets and maybe even...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Yeah it's not going too bad, i found a battery to...

Yeah it's not going too bad, i found a battery to fit under the seat unit and am in the process of wiring it all up.
Decided to use the trailtech digital speedo and rev counter.

The big hold up...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Tony I didn't realise it was your bike when...

Tony

I didn't realise it was your bike when you posted it on instagram!
I like what you've had done, good to build summat different.

I need to spend a few hours on mine.

All the best...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,247
Posted By gs-ell
Rob Where abouts are you? I'm in Leeds and...

Rob

Where abouts are you?
I'm in Leeds and building a race R65 - i like to rev engines so went for the short stroke -.
Anyway i'd be interested in hearing more on your plans for the engine. I've...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,539,717
Posted By gs-ell
Cheers lads. I bought these for the headers,...

Cheers lads.

I bought these for the headers, theres nowt wrong with the threads, the pipes ive made don't fit in the cylinder any more so i thought it'd be easier with these rather than the...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,539,717
Posted By gs-ell
Slowly working to completion of the race bike. ...

Slowly working to completion of the race bike.
It runs and and drives!
Just a few niggles to iron out.

Really pleased with the exhaust
...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
is there enough clearance for the carb heads or...

is there enough clearance for the carb heads or will they be touching?

Does look good though!
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Looking nice Why the brace across the frame?? ...

Looking nice
Why the brace across the frame??

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
oh bugger!!! Well it's 90% built so i'll...

oh bugger!!!

Well it's 90% built so i'll keep you posted on progress!!
If not it'll be a great ornament!!!

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
so with me running a 2002 1150rs swingarm on the...

so with me running a 2002 1150rs swingarm on the r65 it won't matter.

Thanks for the help, i was wondering if i would need to step up the gearbox or engine internals.
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Cheers for the info, what is it on the r65 thats...

Cheers for the info, what is it on the r65 thats geared lower, the gearbox, final drive, or is it engine internals? - Sorry for the questions slowly learning!!

Thanks

Violetpop - sorry if i'm...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Yeah no worries mate. Carbs have come up...

Yeah no worries mate.
Carbs have come up lovely!!

All the best
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Just, slowly, updating the blog .............

Just, slowly, updating the blog .......... http://superbeemer.blogspot.co.uk/
I've emailed you a few times you picking them up? got some plans for the engine i sent the info on, might be useful.
I...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
Violetpop, i am Elliott. I meant for the next...

Violetpop, i am Elliott.
I meant for the next project, which is leaning on the wall, i think i'll keep it 'classic' looking.
The cost for the build of superbeemer aint that bad, though i have...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,653
Posted By gs-ell
subscribed, looking well. What have you used...

subscribed, looking well.
What have you used for rearsets?

I'm fancying a R65 manx racer to go with superbeemer, but think i'll keep the frame and swingarm stock rather than all the chopping for...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,897
Posted By gs-ell
Thanks for the info, i'll look out for it. ...

Thanks for the info, i'll look out for it.

Elliott
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